Summer Camp Ideas

School will be out for many kids any day now. If you haven’t already signed your kids up for a fun-filled season of summer camps, don’t worry, I’ve found (or made up) a few that will probably not be full yet.

Sewing Camp
Yes, this is an actual ad for a summer camp program that I found in our local parenting magazine. What could be less fun than sewing camp? Not much. That’s why there is always room for your child in this stitch filled week of hunching over a sewing machine. I’m wondering if sewing camp is actually a euphemism for summer sweat shop.

Not a bad idea actually. Why not set up summer camp programs that actually accomplish something? Some useful camp ideas that you can sign up for at the last-minute could be:

Composting Camp
Kids are tasked with collecting food waste for mass composting. They are also responsible for turning it on a regular basis throughout the summer. Shit that’s fun!

Paper Shredding Camp
How many of us have piles of paper that need to be shredded and no time or inclination to get to it. Get your own army of children and teens to tear up your paperwork. They’ll have a ripping good time.

Pet Care Camp
Perfect for training your child to take care of a pet before you commit to getting one. Or perfect training for your pet to play with a kid before you commit to having one. Either way, walking happens and shit gets cleaned up.

Gardening Camp
Weeds running rampant in your yard? Bring the neighborhood kids over for gardening camp. What child doesn’t enjoy digging around in the dirt all day. At least this way their digging is doing some good.

Domestic Chore Camp
These are important life skills! How many adults keep playing instruments compared to how many adults go on to cooking and cleaning up their own homes? Clearly Domestic Chore Camp will provide your child with a more usable set of skills than music camp.

Insect Extermination Camp
Thousands of pesky bugs, thousands of pesky children and teens. Put them together and what do you get? The city’s largest multi-purpose extermination plan!

Have I missed any fabulously useful camp ideas? Feel free to share yours.


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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11 Responses to Summer Camp Ideas

  1. semiblind says:

    Blog-Reading Camp: Children must read and comment on several blogs in order to keep the stats high and the authors’ fragile egos intact.

  2. I love the idea of domestic chore camp, that way you can circumvent that whole child labor law thingy and get your toilet scrubbed.

  3. I just found this article on another Sewing Camp in the Winnipeg Free Press Apparently sewing is becoming popular. So am I completely out of it? Are all the cool kids at sewing camp this summer?

  4. help4yourfamily says:

    Can I have domestic chore camp at my house? We can have an extended day session that includes organizing papers and decluttering!

  5. Rita Russell says:

    Right now I’d be SO happy with Laundry Camp – I thought my kids produced a ton of dirty clothes when they were little, but now that they’re teens, and have BIG bodies they have tons of BIG clothes that get really dirty. When my husband tries to help out ( which is very nice in theory) the kids’ clothes turn out just great – if they were 3 and 5 instead of 17 and 19.

  6. Off Duty Mom says:

    Hee Hee. “Shit that’s fun!” Also works as “Shit, that’s fun!”

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